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Posted 1/29/09
Well I am with the majority on this one. More often than not hollywood slaughters a series, though there are exceptions to every rule. Instead of posting a list of good and/or bad movie adaptations I will use two current film trailers as my case in point.

(Please note that as of this post, neither of these films have been released, and as such I do not know whether the film is anything close to the trailer).

Bad adaptation: Every Harry Potter movie ever made, however for this argument I will use the trailer currently screening in Australia for 'Half-Blood Prince'. The only scene of dialogue in the entire trailer shows Harry sitting in the library with Hermione talking to him, however his gaze wanders over to Cho-Chang who he smiles at, only to get whacked in the face by Hermione after being a smart ass. This is wrong for many reasons, however the main undercurrent of this scene is what rubs me the wrong way the most. Harry is suposed to be a depressed teenage wizard with no social skills, instead he is bold, flirty (with a girl who he crashed and burned with the year prior) and a geneeral smart aleck. Totally hollywoodized for people who have never picked up a HP book in their lives.

Good adaptation: Watchmen, said to be unfilmable. Yet from all the theatrical traiers I have seen, the film appears to have met the challenge and hammered it. Everything in the (three) trailers I have seen has been accurate, well appointed and just generally amazing. This looks to be one of the best Graphic novel turned movie adaptions to ever be made.
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Posted 2/15/09
Most of the time, no, since the movie is so different from the book. D:
Posted 2/26/09
Usually I guess I'm okay with it. But I do get a little frustrated when a movie comes out and it's based on a book, and everything is totally different from the book. Especially how the characters look (that can't be helped I guess, ehe) , if the book was a trilogy or was a series and some information from the second or third book is brought into the first movie which should be based on the first book. But I guess when the movie is good enough none of that matters
Posted 3/26/09
If they adapt it right, it could be really fun! However, most of the time (as in the case of The Dark Is Rising) they just butcher it and change so many things from the book. I hate it when that happens!
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Posted 3/27/09
Sometimes.
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Screw it. I haven't seen any recently. I saw Lord of the Rings four years ago, really didn't like it, and that's about it. I've still been trying to find Hunt for the Red October.
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No wait... what came first? "Silence of the Lambs" the movie or "Silence of the Lambs" the novel?
Posted 4/20/09
sometimes, depends to the storyline for eg like twilight i prefer book than the movie oopps soorry
Posted 5/18/09 , edited 5/18/09
It depends on how well the movie was made or how it was close to the book itself. otherwise, I don't care for such movies.
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Posted 5/20/09
Watchmen was fantastic. I enjoyed it thoroughly and it was amazingly true to the novel.

@Blackice: The first book in the Hannibal series, is infact 'Red Dragon'. This was then followed by Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal and finally Hannibal Rising. As such, the book came first.
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Yeah, only if i see the movie first, then read the book. When i do that, i can see the movie hapening in my mind
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Posted 6/6/09

Miyana_Takejima86 wrote:

Yeah, only if i see the movie first, then read the book. When i do that, i can see the movie hapening in my mind


What would be your favourite movie/book adaption then Miyana?
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Posted 6/6/09
for me, i prefer books than movies,
coz the directors are not preferring to
the books..
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Posted 6/6/09

turtle_herder wrote:


Miyana_Takejima86 wrote:

Yeah, only if i see the movie first, then read the book. When i do that, i can see the movie hapening in my mind


What would be your favourite movie/book adaption then Miyana?


oh... i like new york minute, harry potter and others that i forgot... heh heh
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Posted 6/19/09
I like movies that are based on books generally because sometimes after u have read a book u still want more of it and to be able to see a movie of it afterwards and just go about seeing how the producers impressions of the book fits into your own is seriously interesting.
well that's my oppinion.
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Posted 7/30/09
I say it would depend on who makes the movie, writes the script and such. A few movies can be done by a great staff and end up making the book come alive. However, the majority of times the book is just way better since, well, our imagination tells us what we wanna see from what we read in the book while the movie was set up by someone else's imagination.
A great example? Twilight, it's not the greatest book but I seriously expected the movie to be waaaaaay better and waaaay different, according to how I imagined every single scene in the book.
Posted 7/30/09
Yes And No
1-Sometime Books Have 2 Much Details 2 Be Put In A Movie
2-Sometimes The Movies Don't Do Books Justice 4 Example Twilight The Book Was Waay Better Than The Movie I Was Disappointed By It But Sometime These Movies R Good
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